Ferndale Park was the site of our Maiden Voyage 16 months ago and this is our 5th visit (if you include the time we turned up and it was closed) and our 4th stay.
On our last visit I went for a walk to the far end of the park where I spotted a huge tree that's branches hung down like a canopy. It was right on the river with access to rock pools and shallow swimming holes. It was quite a distance from power and water but I recalled a fellow camper saying once that "if you had a long enough water hose and power cord you could camp right under that tree"
I tried to convince Shane that this would be a good option in warm weather as it would provide a shady haven for most of the day. He was a bit stubborn as he really loved our original site but when we arrived and found other campers on that site he was easily persuaded to take a turn for the better and set up under the trees.
It took a bit of back and forth balancing on the levelling ramps to get Annie straight so her drawers wouldnt slide out when opened. I was shocked when Shane grabbed an axe and started cutting into the ground at the back side of the van. He was digging a hole to roll the wheel into so that she would stay level as the ramp would not hold her. I thought she was going to roll away into the Chichester River !
Finally she was straight and our holiday began . . . .